Ford Lightning: Orders Open Again, But Prices Are Up, Better Standard Range, New Hitch Assist Feature, Other News

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 13:10:46 +0000

Ford has several cool pieces of news for us about their F-150 Lightning electric truck. The company is taking orders again (which is great), but with higher prices (ugh, but expected). Despite higher prices, there are two new reasons to go ahead and make an order: Ford gave trucks with the standard battery 10 more […]

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Audi Explains How It Innovates Production Without Production Hell

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:50:41 +0000

As St. Elon of Texas said, “Prototypes are easy. Production is hard.” Prototypes tend to get most of the media attention because we all like to see new things. A fancy new design is exciting because it’s something we’ve never seen before, and in the most exciting case, the new prototype has exciting capabilities that […]

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A City In Taiwan Tells Us How It Plans To Be A Big Cleantech Player

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 17:50:48 +0000

If you go to a news search like Google News and search for Taiwan, you’ll find a whole lot of bad news right now. As of this writing, Taiwan’s facing armed animosity from the mainland after a visit by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Military exercises, threats, and even missiles flying over Taiwan’s […]

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Osprey & ChargeSafe Partner For Safe, Accessible EV Charging

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:35:13 +0000

I don’t know about other EV drivers, but sometimes EV charging can feel less than safe. Dark stations, strange characters hanging out nearby, and broken equipment can make it feel like bad things could happen. Worse, charging operators often don’t know about the issues or catch them after way too long. That’s why this latest […]

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Ondas Networks & American Robotics Help Catch Nasty Pipeline Leaks

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 17:35:11 +0000

I don’t think I have to explain the problem with oil leaks from pipelines, but fewer people know about the problem of methane (aka “natural gas”) leaks. Not only is loose methane in the atmosphere bad for people and animals who breathe it in, but it’s also a much more potent greenhouse gas compared to […]

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LG Chem & General Motors Reach Agreement For Long-Term Supply Of Cathode Active Material To Support EV Growth

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 15:56:13 +0000

GM and LG Chem recently announced a binding agreement for the supply of Cathode Active Material (CAM). The deal will assist GM in meeting its increased EV production demands. CAM is a significant battery component made up of processed nickel, lithium, and other substances that account for around 40% of the cost of a battery […]

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Drone Delivery Is Drawing Nearer, But Challenges Remain

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 20:55:23 +0000

Recent stories at Bloomberg and Axios show us that the promise of electric aviation is not only already here, but that it’s also going to expand and grow quite a bit as autonomy expands into the sky. We can learn from these stories that there are challenges which must be overcome for things like drone […]

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Why Is Shell Making Electric Micromobility Products?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 19:55:15 +0000

A recent post over at The Verge leaves us with some big questions about Shell’s latest product offerings. Normally, Shell offers oil. Lots of oil. But, now it is offering some clean energy products, including an electric scooter and battery storage products. The question they were left with (and we’re also left with) is why […]

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US DOE Announces New EV Infrastructure & Development Funding

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 18:55:13 +0000

A $96 million government funding opportunity is now available to assist with the decarbonization of the American transportation industry. The cash will be used to enhance electric vehicle charging availability, develop alternative-fueled non-road vehicles that are more efficient and less expensive, and develop electric drive components and materials to maximize EV efficiency and affordability. “To […]

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